Friday, December 12, 2008

STEPHEN KING ON READING

Laura R. commented that a novella by Stephen King inspired her to become a writer. I replied that Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is the best book I'd ever read on the topic. Here's a brief excerpt from that book:

"If you want to be a writer," King says, "you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot."

2 comments:

ChristaCarol said...

Makes plenty of sense to me. :)

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. On Writing is one of the smartest, most sensible books I've ever read on the craft. It was a jewel. I recommend it to any writer, even if you're not a King fan. He'll surprise you.